Do the different characters in Temple Run change the game in any way except visual appearance?

Do they have different skills, or is it all just visual changes?

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No, they don't, they're just skins.

  • any reference ?
    – Chen Harel
    Feb 6, 2012 at 17:05
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    There was an interview with the game's developers published in a printed newspaper in Israel about a month ago, in it there was a tips section where they mentioned this. I don't have the article scanned and couldn't find it online, though.
    – JohnoBoy
    Feb 6, 2012 at 17:08

Yes: when you die, it changes the message you receive about your death.

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    If by "comments" you mean the messages you see when you die, that's hardly considered "gameplay", I still consider them "visual appearance"
    – JohnoBoy
    Mar 17, 2012 at 19:32

It makes a difference only in the case of Usain Bolt where you can use bolt distanace power. Rest all behave same.

  • AFAIK, Bolt only appears on Temple Run 2.
    – elki42
    Aug 2, 2016 at 14:23
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    Yes you are right. I just shared it thinking the question is generic for all temple runs. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:53

There are differences.

  • Guy Dangerous and Scarlett Fox - the primary characters and mediocre ones.

  • Barry Bones - His speed is same as Guy's but has a much refined and lovely grip on run.

  • Karma Lee - She is very fast

  • The Rugby Player (Don't remember his name) He has some properties of Karma Lee and Barry Bones.

  • Rahi Raja - Ah my favourite! The most balanced character of the game.

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